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Internet Arcade
by Leland Corporation
software
eye 78,458
favorite 51
comment 1
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road is an arcade video game released in 1989 by Leland Corporation. The game was endorsed by professional off road racer Ivan Stewart. Virgin Games produced several home versions in 1990. In 1991, an NES version was later released by Leland's Tradewest subsidiary followed by versions for most major home formats, including NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, Amiga and MS-DOS. In the game, up to three players (four in the NES version through use of either the NES...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 239,467
favorite 10
comment 0
Up'n Down is a racing video game developed and published by Sega. It was first released in 1983 as an arcade game, then later ported to the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision video game consoles and the Atari XE and Commodore 64 home computers. Gameplay Up'n Down is a vertically scrolling game that employs a pseudo-3D perspective. In the game, the player controls a purple dune buggy that resembles a Volkswagen Beetle. The buggy moves forward along a single-lane path; pressing up or down on the...
Internet Arcade
by Universal (ADP Automaten license)
software
eye 272,698
favorite 10
comment 2
Controls: Press 5 to insert coins, 1 or 2 to start a 1/2 player game. Move the man with the arrow keys, us CTRL repeatedly to dig a hole, and ALT repeatedly to cover a hole (that has a creature in it). Please note: These controls are difficult to learn, initially. Space Panic is a 1980 arcade game designed by Universal, which Chris Crawford calls the first ever platform game, as it pre-dates Nintendo's Donkey Kong (from 1981) which is often cited as the original platform game. Space Panic lacks...
( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
software
eye 278,035
favorite 24
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 282,810
favorite 72
comment 6
Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The goal of the game is to serve beer (or root beer) and collect empty mugs and tips. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires. The game was produced in association with Budweiser. The Tapper game screen features four bars. Patrons arrive periodically at the end of the bar opposite the player and demand drinks. The player...
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Internet Arcade
by Wood Place Inc.
software
eye 289,755
favorite 13
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 301,423
favorite 50
comment 2
Developed by Activision, Inc. Released Feb, 1985 Also For Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, PC Booter, SG-1000, TRS-80 CoCo, Windows, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Setting South America Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Metroidvania, Platform Visual 2D scrolling, Fixed / Flip-screen Description You play Pitfall Harry searching for the Raj diamond, his niece Rhonda, her cat Quickclaw and a variety of...
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Internet Arcade
by Amstar
software
eye 313,993
favorite 79
comment 5
Phoenix is an outer space-themed, fixed shooter similar to Taito's Space Invaders. It was developed by Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) in 1980, and released by Centuri in the United States and by Taito in Japan. The Phoenix mothership is one of the first video arcade game bosses to be presented as a separate challenge. This was before the term boss was coined. The player controls a spaceship that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen, firing upward. Enemies,...
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Internet Arcade
by Century Electronics
software
eye 306,993
favorite 11
comment 1
Hunchback is an arcade game developed by Century Electronics in 1983. The player controls Quasimodo from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The game is set on a castle wall. The player must cross the screen from left to right avoiding obstacles in order to ring the bell at the far right. Obstacles include pits which must be swung over on a long rope, ramparts which must be jumped (some of which contain knights with spears) and flying fireballs and arrows (to be ducked or...
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
software
eye 320,813
favorite 44
comment 2
Lode Runner is a puzzle video game, first published by Brøderbund in 1983. Arcade In 1984, Irem developed an arcade conversion of Lode Runner. It contained 24 remixed levels from the 150 original levels. Gameplay Basics The player controls a stick figure who must collect all the gold in a level while avoiding guards who try to catch the player. After collecting all the gold, the player must travel to the top of the screen to reach the next level. There are 150 levels in the game which...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
software
eye 331,928
favorite 72
comment 5
Moon Patrol (ムーンパトロール Mūn Patorōru) is an arcade game by Irem that was first released in 1982. It was licensed to Williams for distribution in North America. Moon Patrol was an early side-scrolling shooter and is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games (though one article in Games Radar argues that the graphics in the 1980 game Defender would count). The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 350,924
favorite 111
comment 6
Tron is a coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in 1982. It is based on the Walt Disney Productions motion picture Tron released in the same year. The game consists of four subgames inspired by the events of the science fiction film. It features some characters and equipment seen in the film, e.g. the Light Cycles, battle tanks, the Input/Output Tower. The game earned more than the film's initial release. Arcade cabinet Tron was distributed in three types...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 332,940
favorite 8
comment 0
From the Digger Manual: DIGGER is a new Gremlin/SEGA game that requires you to dig strategically placed holes within a maze format so you can capture and fill in over the invading creatures before they can attack and destroy your man. You maneuver your man around the maze with a four-directional joystick. Two push-button controls are used for your shoveling action: one, for the DIG function and another for the FILL function. The maze format changes with every round played. DIGGER is a Gremlin...
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 373,753
favorite 117
comment 13
INSTRUCTIONS The object of Mr. Do! is to score as many points as possible by digging tunnels through the ground and collecting cherries. The title character, Mr. Do (a circus clown), is constantly chased by red monsters resembling small dinosaurs, and the player loses a life if Mr. Do is caught by one. The game is over when the last life is lost. Cherries are distributed throughout the level in groups of eight. 500 bonus points are awarded if Mr. Do collects eight cherries in a row without...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito
software
eye 347,685
favorite 10
comment 1
Colony 7 is an arcade shooter game by Taito Corporation released in 1981 that is in many ways a combination of two of the most popular shoot 'em up games of the time, containing elements of both Taito's own Space Invaders and Atari's Missile Command. The main innovation of Colony 7 was its extended weaponry arsenal. This gave the player the choice to change between several different weapons, with each one needing to be purchased separately as microtransactions through the arcade coin slot. 1...
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Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb
software
eye 377,608
favorite 164
comment 7
Q*bert /ˈkjuːbərt/ is an arcade video game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It is a 2D action game with puzzle elements that uses "isometric" graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect, and serves as a precursor to the isometric platformer genre. The object is to change the color of every cube in a pyramid by making the on-screen character hop on top of the cube while avoiding obstacles and enemies. Players use a joystick to control the character. The game was conceived by...
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Internet Arcade
by Taiyo (Taito license)
software
eye 351,994
favorite 9
comment 0
1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Service 1 8 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P1 Button 3 SPACE or Mouse B2 P1 Button 4 LSHIFT P2 Up R P2 Down F P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A P2 Button 2 S P2 Button 3 Q P2 Button 4 W
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 391,103
favorite 41
comment 4
Carnival is a fixed shooter arcade game created by Sega in 1980. It has the distinction of being the first video game with a bonus round. The goal of the game is to shoot at targets, while carefully avoiding running out of bullets. Three rows of targets scroll across the screen in alternating directions; these include rabbits, ducks, owls, and bonus items. If a duck target crosses the bottom row without being shot, it will come to life and begin flying down toward the player. Any ducks that...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 375,181
favorite 47
comment 0
Congo Bongo (J: Tip Top (ティップタップ Tippu Tappu)) is an isometric platform arcade game released by Sega in 1983. The game has come to be seen as Sega's answer to the highly successful Donkey Kong game that was released two years prior. The player takes the role of a red-nosed safari hunter who tries to catch an ape named "Bongo". The hunter seeks Bongo to exact revenge for an apparent practical joke in which Bongo set fire to the hunter's tent, giving him a literal...
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 432,975
favorite 199
comment 11
INSTRUCTIONS Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective. Using the two-way directional joystick and the button for flapping the ostrich's wings, the player flies the knight amidst the floating rock platforms and above pools of lava; when maneuvering off the screen to either side, the player will continue its path reappearing from the opposite side. The rate at which the player repeatedly presses the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 448,950
favorite 86
comment 13
Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-like weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched...
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Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 560,908
favorite 168
comment 17
Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis' first video game project and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids. Williams planned to display the game at the...
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